Wednesday, April 17, 2013

NEWS: HEROES Comeback? Prospect Park's Rich Frank's Message To Fans

MSN/Xbox Eye HEROES Revival
MSN, which is making a big push into original programming via Xbox, is in talks to revive NBC’s superhero drama Heroes, TVLine is reporting. Details remain sketchy, but sources confirm that MSN is interested in relaunching the once red-hot NBC Universal franchise with new stories and heroes, while mixing in cameos from the original series’ cast (schedules and interest permitting). The talks are said to be in the preliminary stages.

Prospect Park's Rich Frank's Message To Fans
Prospect Park co-chief Rich Frank tells Soap Opera Digest that a big advertising push will help attract viewers to the relaunches of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE on April 29th ("You'll see ads in print and on television") but hopes that fans will help spread the word, as well. "We would hope that all of them would call their friends to make sure they watch them! The way to ensure that this is going to work, because we're really totally advertiser-supported is, is that we've got to get the eyeballs to be watching this. They've done it before; it's just a matter of rallying the troops and getting them to watch. That's all I could ask them to do at this point. We're going to try to give them the best we've got and if they will support us and tweet and Facebook and use all the social media and everything just to make sure that everybody knows that on the 29th, we're going to be back, that would be great."

DirecTV Orders Original Scripted Series FULL CIRCLE
The show, from screenwriter Neil LaBute, follows a group of 11 people whose lives are intertwined without their knowledge.

Retiree’s specialty is artificial critters, made to order
At 69, Joe Morgan has hand-molded more than 250 types of artificial critters, a line of specimens so popular worldwide that they have appeared in a dinosaur museum in Germany, at a poison control centre in Utah and — most triumphantly — in an episode of AS THE WORLD TURNS. The producers of ATWT needed an eastern diamondback rattlesnake to perch — just for a flash — on an unsuspecting character’s car seat during an island vacation episode. Morgan never saw it, but his sister did.

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